|Where to go for inspiring design
are a number of excellent places to visit and publications to browse through to help kick
start your thinking when it comes to spicing up your home. Many
of these home furnishings and interior design resources will be familiar to you, however,
some will be completely new. Take the time to check out some of the more unusual ones when
you have a spare minute, you never know what you might find!
|You might also like to visit our 'Weblinks' directory which lists a wide range of
useful websites organised into categories, with a short review of each to help you select
sites of interest.
|The Simply Furnishings Design Index
|The Design Index is packed full interior design advice and top
tips to help you create a beautiful home. If you are feeling baffled by design concepts,
have no idea where to begin, or would simply like a few ideas on how to brighten up a room
- from colour and pattern to proportion and mood, its all here!
Homes.... even if you have no intention of moving house!
|Why should posh show houses only interest serious potential
buyers? Who hasn't enjoyed the odd moment browsing through Homes & Gardens or
strolling around the homeware section of M&S? Show homes are no different.
The property developer went to a lot of trouble and expense to hire a professional
interior designer to devise colour schemes and layouts, to purchase furniture and to
create stunning window dressings and co-ordinating accessories for every room... Such
artwork surely deserves an audience! Next time you've got a free weekend why not
stop by a new housing development in your area (and lets face it there are new properties
springing up all over the place). You'll pick up some great design tips and hopefully gain
the inspiration you need to start revamping your own home!
design and home style magazines
|Otherwise known as "Women's Home Interest
Magazines" to those in the media world. While we've all heard of the best
sellers such as House & Garden, Ideal Home and The BBC Good Homes Magazine, there are
over 25 homestyle magazine titles to choose from. Here is a short list of some of
the more popular UK titles:
- House and
- Homes &
- Ideal Home
- 25 Beautiful
- Living etc
- Home Style
- Perfect Home
- Homes &
- The World of
- The Real Homes
- Period Living
- BBC Good Home
for your home
- Homes &
- Home Flair
|All of the home interest magazines have a slightly different
focus, with style and content varying enormously. You probably won't find trendy
decorative paint techniques in Period Living or traditional swags and tails in Elle
Decoration, so make sure your choice of magazine reflects the sort of feature articles and
interior design ideas that you are looking for at the time. Follow the HomeStyle
Magazines link to find out what the publishers have to say about some of their leading
titles and sign up for a discounted subscription.
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